Both on and off the field Anthony Calvillo is classy guy. There is something about his "presence" on the field that tells you that not only is he an intelligent and passionate player but is also a natural leader and always aware of what is happening. He has given a tremendous amount to both his Montreal fans and fans across the country. The CFL has treated him well. In the face of adversity both professionally and personally Anthony has been a role model for all.
Would I like to see a Montreal/Lions match up in the Grey Cup at B.C. Place? You bet I would. Would I like to see the Lions give the Als a good thumping. My word I would.....just like Montreal showed no mercy when they thrashed the Lions 2 years ago. That is what sports is about. I am very happy for Anthony to see him break the all time passing record. And yet, Anthony Calvillo would be the first to say that he could not have done it without the hard work of his team mates. That is the kind of guy he is. He puts in a tremendous amount of preparation, his body takes a beating but Anthony will always give the credit to someone else.
There are some professional athletes who do not handle success very well. They do not appreciate that their special athleticism is a gift.... a blessing if you will. Others like Anthony Calvillo are a different breed. He is not in a class all by himself. There are many others....and some of them can be found right in the CFL both past and present.
Anthony Calvillo is the kind of guy that if you were in conversation with him you would feel like you were the most important one. You would forget that you were chatting with a top professional QB in a top professional league. That is who Anthony Calvillo is.
Well done Anthony Calvillo. And thank you!